Son Heung-min played in his first home game against Shakhtar in the preseason and played on the ground throughout the first half, but finished the first half without an offensive point.
Tottenham finished the first half 1-1 in a pre-season friendly match against Shakhtar Donetsk held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time).
Tottenham returned to England after an Asian tour in July. Tottenham, who lost 2-3 against West Ham and won 5-1 against Lion City on the Asian tour, are expected to start preparing for the season in earnest by holding a pre-season friendly against Shakhtar.
Also, this friendly match between Tottenham and Shakhtar is known to be planned for the Ukrainian people who are suffering from the Ukraine-Russia war.
Tottenham reported on the match through the official website and directly stated that it was “a match for the people of Ukraine”, and “the club played against Shakhtar, who won the Ukrainian champion 14 times, to raise money for Shakhtar’s charitable foundation, Shakhtar Social.” will be set up to support the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Proceeds from ticket sales and financial donations will be additionally donated.” In addition, a real-time auction to raise funds for Ukraine support will be held after the game.
Coach Engie Postecoglu brought out an elite starting lineup against Shakhtar in this match. Guglielmo Vicario was in goal, with Destiny Udozi, Ben Davies, Christian Romero and Emerson Royal in the defence.
In the midfield, James Madison, Pierre-Emile Hoivier, and Pape Sar were positioned, and Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, and Dejan Kulusevski formed the attacking line and aimed for the Shakhtar goal.
Shakhtar had Andriy Pyatov as goalkeeper, and Dmitro Topalov, Mykola Matviyenko, Eduardo Kozik and Joliz Gocholesvili in defense.
In the midfield line, Dmitro Kriskiev and Artem Bondremko were placed in the third line. In the second line, Igor Nasrina, Danilo Shikan and Oleksandr Zubkov supported forward striker Kevin Kelsey.
Tottenham pushed Shakhtar from the beginning of the first half. In the 3rd minute of the first half, Emerson’s shot from the right side of the penalty box was blocked, unfortunately not leading to the opening goal.
In the 8th minute of the first half, Kane, who received a pass from Son Heung-min, tried to shoot from the center of the penalty box, but unfortunately the two did not score as the goal was blocked.
In the 15th minute of the first half of the match, Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and Dmitry Riznik were substituted. It appears to have been a celebration of his retirement.
Tottenham continued to press Shakhtar and knocked on the goal. In the 19th minute of the first half, Kulusevski succeeded in breaking through within the penalty box through a 2-1 pass with Madison, and then attempted a shot, but was blocked by a save.
Son Heung-min’s sharp cross shined. In the 27th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s cross from the right side of the penalty box was difficultly blocked by the opposing goalkeeper.
In the 36th minute of the first half, after Kulusevski took the ball away through pressure, his cross unfortunately failed to connect properly to Pape Sar in front of the goal and missed to the side of the goal.
Son Heung-min helped Madison and Son Heung-min take the penalty kick to score the team’s first goal. In the 37th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min saw Madison’s penetration from the right side of the penalty box and passed a pass. Kane, who started as a kicker, succeeded in scoring by lightly putting a shot in the bottom right corner.
Tottenham unfortunately soon allowed a chase. In the 45th minute of the first half, Kelsey shook Tottenham’s net as he headed Seacan’s cross, which came up in front of Tottenham’s gate, and balanced the game.
The first half ended with the final whistle blowing at 1-1.
In this game, Kane, who is receiving a lot of attention due to rumors of a transfer to Munich, was included in the starting list and even wore the captain’s armband. Kane appeared in all three matches played by Tottenham this preseason and was named captain in all three matches.
Kane is attracting attention with rumors of a transfer to Munich ahead of the 2023/24 season. Tottenham’s all-time top scorer is Kane, who is already treated as a ‘living legend’ by the club, but in the 2022/23 season, the team finished in 8th place and failed to advance to the competition hosted by the European Football Federation (UEFA). appeared. His potential transfer destination is Bayern Munich.
Munich received a positive signal for a transfer from Kane, but has not been able to convince Tottenham yet. Munich, who offered 70 million euros (approximately 99 billion won) as the first offer, but was rejected with a single knife, made a second offer that was raised to 80 million euros (approximately 114.5 billion won) with an option added, but even this did not satisfy Tottenham.
However, news has recently been reported that Munich has handed over a final offer of over 100 million pounds (approximately 166.6 billion won), and it seems that the decision to go to Munich has reached the final stage, leaving only Tottenham’s decision.
However, it is unknown whether Munich’s proposal will be accepted, as it was also reported that Chairman Daniel Levy ignored Munich’s proposal and went on vacation to the United States.
German media ‘Sport Bild’ said, “Chairman Levy made a crazy twist on the Kane negotiations. Munich handed over a record offer for Kane in the last offer and provided Tottenham with a deadline. Chairman Levy deliberately passed it and , he went on a two-week vacation with his family to Miami,” he said, ignoring Munich’s final offer and leaving. 먹튀검증
Earlier, it was reported that Kane wanted to know whether he would transfer before the match against Brentford in the first round of the Premier League, which will be held on the 13th. Whether Munich can find a way out of the Kane negotiations, which has faced difficulties due to President Levy’s vacation, is expected to receive great attention during the remaining pre-season.
On the other hand, Son Heung-min showed his determination, which he revealed in an interview prior to the last Lion City match, with his athletic ability and showed light body movements.
In an interview at the time, Son Heung-min said, “It was really hard. I usually hide my pain. I didn’t want to reveal that I would undergo surgery. It may sound strange, but I’m fine when I’m not exercising, but when I enter the stadium, I turn, run, and stop. It affected every movement, such as when shooting,” he recalled last season, when he suffered from a hernia.
Regarding his current condition, he said, “I feel very refreshed now. I feel like a new person. I am working with physical therapists to get back to my best condition. Now I am ready to move well.” made a will
Son Heung-min, who returned in good shape in this game, did not record an attack point during the first half, but showed stable dribbles and sharp crosses, and helped induce the penalty kick that led to Kane’s opening goal, spurring preparations for a big success in the next season. applied